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and intimate foreign policy consultation. all that rests on foundations which are largely unseen and mainly nongovernmental. ,hat is the human links centuries-old, the vibrant cultural and educational connections and a remarkably --cessful, but often commercial and economic relationship. it is good that you delved into that just now. don't think the fundamentals have changed since the coalition government took power in 2010. the prime minister, foreign secretary and others have been generally committed to close operational relationships with the u.s., but there has been some change in the rhetoric, the objectives stated by the government of a solid but not slavish relationship with the u.s.. the language is designed primarily for british, not american audience and it perhaps wasn't completely convey the extent of the relationship tween us. the government has also stressed what the relationship delivers for the british national interest rate i think this is both understandable and necessary in reaction to public concerns in the u.k. after iraq, but of course it creates a bit see sense of thi
already doing a great deal of foreign policy at aination, discussion strategic level in any event. and it has been a couple of years since i have been in washington, so i do not think the government at the time was saying that. and this is something that was fundamentally different -- different and new. i think it is useful but not absolutely essential to the overall relationship. just getting the team together on the american side, which hampered its first few months, but i would not myself think that this was critical to the issue of inking forward. i think that has to be done to some degree by the prime minister and the president. they have little time together, so it is very much something that needs to be included in the regular meetings at the foreign secretary level and then at the theor official level, like political director and others in the foreign office. you have this overview of the overall relationship. >> well, that takes me rather neatly onto my next point, which is that sometimes we make a mistake in this country in seeing american foreign-policy as being monolit
? foreign policy? >> guest: yeah. a lot of aspects of the series i think has matured with diplomacy, as a matter of fact. it's something i'm proud of. with respect to how we approach an administration, for example, when i first got here a couple of years ago. we were beginning to kind of gaze across the pond at the reagan administration coming down the line. we had to figure out how to organize the series. and so you have a series of thought processes that is to go through. what are the major issues and cry seize. what are the ongoing lines of diplomacy. what are your resource, actually. if you publish the stuff in anything close to 30 years. you have to make sure you have the staff on hand to dot work rapidly enough to meet the statutory requirement. so we sat down upfront and always realizing things change as you got box and find the archive. we have an overall plan for the series that comprise 48 volumes for the eight years of the reagan administration. we did '64, i think for the nixon administration. about 30 for the carter administration. by the time we are done. and typically
to talk a little bit about the president it's foreign policy. in a recent poll, cbs news, the question was what's your been of obama foreign policy. only 38% approved. 50% disapproved. same time frame, krcnn had a po where we asked about approval for the interim deal. 56% favor it. so in the short-term, a president who's in trouble over health care and a number of other things, does this give him a breather, a built of a break, a little boost in the polls, a little strength. >> i think it definitely needs to be acknowledged that the sanctions have brought us to the point where he had the leverage to actually have negotiations with the iranians because they were so desperate for -- if the iranians don't comply and there's more questions about what this has done and the continued opposition from the israelis, et cetera, then it becomes a mistake. >> right. >> any time you see the president striding the world stage, he's the captain of the ship of state, you see him as the father figure for the country, that's a good thing for the president politically, however i think we're seeing here t
- also started its activities in the field of foreign policy, and particularly since the start of autumn, the trips by political officials in august and also the trip to new york in september, and commencement of 5 + 1 negotiations with iran in the administrative level in new york and later in geneva. the outcome of these negotiations is that the five plus 1 or, in other words, or in other words the world powers have recognise the iran's nuclear rights. the islamic republic of iran innately enjoys this right and this right has been granted to all the signatories and for this reason more than 40 countries in the world carry out enrichment programs within the npt and in these places the iaea monitors the performance of most countries who produce nuclear fuel. at the statement the acknowledgment by world powers concern this right and the elimination of obstacles in the face of the iranian nation is of great value. the second achievement is the enrichment right by the iranian nature on you iranian soil. whatever interpretation this right has been stipulated by this agreement, stressing that
si by names of foreign policy is so much interested in keeping ukraine. >> it seems like russia has had a series of diplomatic successes in recent months. would you agree, will these be real victories for russia in the long term? >> well, i think that putin is not a strategy gist. and he can win a lot of small battles and he can lose. i would not see russia's vick on in foreign policy toirs due to russia did lose almost all friends and allies. we can see syria and ukraine and are to some extent these short p.r. victories but in the case of ukraine only if they will be not supported by longer rm efforts and long term failures. > thank you very much. thailand's embattled prime minister survifed a no confidence sflote parliament. but the protest shows no sign of stopping. this is day five of mass protest. dem trait tors have cut power at the police headquarters and a hospital in bangkok. >> with allies holding a comfortable majority in parliament prime minister could hardly envision defeat. in a vote d leader with 270 members supporting her d only 134 wanting her removal. >> i call al
's foreign policy and a recent poll cbs news the question was what's your opinion of obama foreign policy. only 38% approved. 50% disapproved. same time frame. cnn had a poll where we asked about approval for the interim deal on iran's nuclear power. 56% favor it. in the short-term, a president in trouble over health care and a number of other things, does this give him a breather, a bit of a break, a little boost in the polls, a little strength? >> i think it definitely needs to be acknowledged that sanctions have been successful and that the sanctions have brought us to the point where he had leverage to actually have negotiations with the iranians because they were so desperate for sanctions relief. obviously any deal is progress if it succeeds. if it doesn't, the glow of this will wear quickly. if iranians don't comply, and there's more questions about what this has done and continued opposition from israelis, et cetera, it becomes a mistake. >> any time you see the president on the world stage, captain of the ship of state, you see him as the father figure for the country. that's a g
said focused on 2014, but looking to 2016, foreign policy andriences you have had, what is your larger critique of the obama administration's performance? >> on the wider part i will answer as an american. being concerned about today. a couple of months ago, i was in tokyo for a trade mission. i made it easier to fly out to the west coast. i stopped to kill time with george shultz. any of you who have sat down with him, it is interesting in general to spend about an hour and a half before we took off. at the time, it was when the debate about syria. i asked him about that. he told when interesting story. many of you know that secretary scholtz was a marine in world war ii. he talked about how before he went into war he went to boot camp. how his sergeant told him and gave from his firearm and said, this is your firearm, it'll be your best friend and you will live with and sleep with it. the most important thing i can tell you is do not point it at anyone you are not prepared to shoot. initially, he did not think about it, is an old world war ii veteran telling war stories. really very
of his foreign policy has been dominated by the wars he inherited, his expansion of the global war on terror has made his supporters uncomfortable and earned disingenuous praise from former bush acolytes. >> the obama administration has clearly reached the point where they've agreed they need to be tough and aggressive in defending the nation and using some of the same techniques that the bush administration did. >> at times during the obama presidency, the possibility of direct talks with iran, once a central foreign policy goal, seemed remote. but this weekend, everything changed. >> today the united states, together with our close allies and partners, took an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses our concerns with the islamic republic of iran's nuclear program. >> on saturday evening, the united states and iran came to an historic agreement to limit iran's nuclear capabilities, a dramatic step towards fulfilling the central promise of an obama presidency, using diplomacy to move towards pea and away from war. and the right wing promptly lost it. >>
of foreign policy. now he's done what he said he would. tonight we see the lines of battle on every front. obama's trying peace, the other side pushes towards war. obama's party is pushing for democracy in the u.s. senate, the other side hugs the filibuster and the ready chance for default. obama's trying to provide health care for the 40 million uninsured, the other side proposes nothing while ted cruz, of course, proposes nothing but war at home and abroad. yes, on a clear day like today, you can see forever. and what a choice between obama and his enemies. make your pick. howard fineman of "the huffington post" media group, david corn for mother jones magazine. both of course are prized msnbc political analysts. howard, give me a sense of how this thing hit you, how it's come to fruition. the main thrust of obama's policy when he fought with hillary clinton in the primaries was he fought against iraq, he's nervous about us going to war with iran because it's an open ended situation. and the same way he's sort of pushing forward when other people are saying it's time to shrink back. he'
of demilitarization of foreign policy concern you at all? just to be clear on my own views, i'm not a big proponent of the militarization of u.s. foreign policy. i'm a proponent of having a strong military instrument to support our foreign-policy goals. r, becauseeriod of wa you have tens of thousands of americans in harms way on the ground, the voice of the department of defense in foreign-policy decision-making naturally becomes louder relative to times of peace when you do not have many americans in harms way. it is appropriate. voice beorted of the heard when so much is at risk. -- it is important that voice be heard when so much is at risk. senior leaders in uniform would agree that the military voice should not dominate those circles. it needs to be heard and informed in the debate. in my experience and the three , this is ae served president with no problem hearing dissenting views. ish be to the person who scowling in the back row. you will be called upon and asked if you have a dissenting view or if you look like you have one. this is a president who seeks out the full range of views becau
of crises. to deal with a series of crises. he was a foreign policy president, in my opinion. one of the reasons there has not been a book about this, a holistic human account of foreign policyin is because he had a strong, competent secretary of state. when you put him in the middle of his own foreign policy, you come up with a hagiography. i wanted to look at the things lincoln did do in foreign affairs. seward'sk about influence. potentiallyln was provincial. he grew up in kentucky and illinois. he had never been overseas. he spoke no foreign languages except a little german that he used to woo voters in illinois. had traveled overseas a couple of times. lincoln looked to him for his expertise in foreign affairs. was also an incredibly vain and pompous person. he had an incredibly high estimation of himself. lincoln had to dial him back a little bit when he thought he was wrong. how england,out france, and spain were viewed. guest: the biggest thing was the crisis he had to defuse. they did not want to see the united states go to pieces. some of the statesmen in britain and fra
there was a strike, and the country's interior minister was criticising the foreign policy advisor for trusting the americans. the prime minister saying he was against the drone strikes. the way they are going about it - there are divisions and ground support as far as the people on the ground and the frontier are concerned in the kpk province. they are supporting pakistan's on this particular blockade. >> good stuff. >>> we'll go thailand where there are reports that protesters broke into the ministry of finance and are holding that building. this is the pro and anti-government demonstrators on the streets of bangkok. tens of thousands held rallies on sunday and through the night. opposition supporters want the government to step down. rival demonstrators are back the prime minister. veronica pedrosa has the latest from bangkok. >> this is the central rallying point for the biggest antigovernment demonstrations bangkok has seen in three years. this is where tens of thousands of demonstrators have been fanning out this monday morning to disrupt government business. they are going to 13 rallyin
to that history, our argument is based on economy, not on the changes in u.s. foreign policy that chris and i advocate elsewhere. while we would like to defense with many of the alliances and theions that create requirements for current military and nuclear force, the argument here is that we could -- even if we cap those -- you can keep your hawkish alliances even more hawkish than today and still agree with our proposal. that is because of the capabilities that are missiles now have. to the history. the origins of the triad came in the 1950s in the eisenhower administration. u.s. defense strategy at the time was to defend allies and western germany with mass the response to the unpopular korean war. the new look said, we missed attacks will be met with overwhelming nuclear weapons response, which at the time would be delivered by air force bombers under their strategic command. that strategy sought to take advantage of the u.s. nuclear monopoly and superiority to save money. to be the thought cheaper alternative to ground forces, more bang for the buck. this was an air force-led strategy. f
enforcing its foreign policy decisions or getting the pakistan government or the establishment to cooperate with them, it's fine, it works because they give aid to pack stan, it works to a certain point. but then pakistan has it's interest as well. and you know what the main bone of contention that the majority, the vast majority of pakistanis see today in our relations with the united states, is the drone strikes. you know, it is a violation of international. of sovereignty, and pakistan is suffering, first hand. on this war of terrorism, that unilaterally it was a decision made by a military dictator at the time, that 9/11 happened. so people want peace in pakistan. pakistan -- they want to get out of this mess. there is no fault of the pakistanis that 9/11 happened. so the point is if we look at things the way they are today, there needs to be a peace dialog. with these people, who claim themselves to be -- >> i want to get you to jump in on this. suggesting that the u.s. is getting leverage, for military and for economic gain. the former pakistani ambassador says that is not the case. w
. historic mistake or a high point in u.s. foreign policy. >> the iranian nuclear deal is under wry view with a big issue here at home. new health care website. david gregory joining us this morning. this morning, officials are saying the website is improved 80%. still not quite perfect. >> they're claiming dramatic change, 50,000 people on a time -- on the website. private sector-like effectiveness what they're totting. they're going to argue this forcefully. a lot of tests to come, once people sign up for plans, so they want to manage expectations, keep them low and argue they can have an effective december. they have delayed some parts of this. one of the questions, whether that individual mandate can be delayed or should be as we move forward. i talk to key members of congress about that. >> they wanted to undersell the improvements, say we can get it up but not necessarily 100% or 110%. >> right. supposed to be fully functional. they are defining this fully functional with room to go. the report is an interesting document in terms of hundreds of bugs fixed. it's easy to convey there
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-span and c- 3. also on c-span radio and c- span.org. >> kentucky senator rand paul spoke about foreign policy at the citadel military academy in charleston south carolina. some of the topics included u.s. aid to other countries. his remarks are just under half an hour. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. i understand you have a big game on saturday. who is going to win? all right. all right. i am glad to see there is no debate on that. it is an honor to be here today at citadel. i want to thank general rosa for inviting me and having me at citadel. i want to a knowledge mike steele of the board. the regimental commander from the core. i am assuming that was a pause of some sort. [laughter] on a more serious note, some of you may one day be called to defend your country. if you choose to serve, you will do it willingly as a volunteer. our military is second to none. our excellence stems from having professionals who serve voluntarily. yourself3, cadets like have been coming from said adel and answering your nation's call. and last year's class, 40% of you chose to serve. you accepte
's time if "the last word". >> a foreign policy breakthrough for president obama and the world. an unprecedented agreement with iran. >> iran is bent on building. >> the nuclear issue is is a problem. >> my central goal is to prevent them from getting nuclear weapons. >> the u.s. and its allies signed an historic agreement. >> these are substantial limitations. >> this deal freezes iran's nuclear program. >> and it allows for daily inspections. >> daily inspections of iran's nuclear facilities. >> which will help prevent iran from building a nuclear weapon. >> the deal is already being criticized. >> this interim deal is dangerous. >> partisan bickering is the background noise. >> questioning the big deal that president obama made. >> the first true dialogue in 34 years. >> this is a process mplgt. >> as a first time presidential candidate in 2008, president obama promised that foreign policy would focus on diplomacy. john mccain criticized the president for saying he would seek to speak directly to the leaders of iran but president obama has now broken america's 34 year isolat
this poor opinion. let's think about a foreign policy success or purported success like the geneva report on iran but rather the big complicated projects that government has to execute over the last decade. iraq. afghanistan. a new homeland security system. katrina. obama care. in almost every case the performance of the government has been plagued with mismanagement, massive cost overruns, long delays and poor performance. in the 1940s, '50s and '60s, federal agencies were lean, well managed and surprisingly effective. paul hoffman, the administrator of the marshall plan used to point out that his project came in on time and under budget. in the early 1960s, trust in the american government was in 75% range. some federal agencies still maintain a culture of high performance. think of nasa, the centers for disease control, the federal reserve system or the defense department's research arm darpa. they are islands within a broader sea of immediate medioc. talented young americans don't dream of becoming great bureaucrats. the new deal in world war ii might have changed that for a while but
another foreign policy victory for the obama administration. it's a step forward. but, of course, the republicans, they can't stand it. in fact, they are so upset, they're just making stuff up. you see, they reached a tentative, temporary deal to curb tehran's nuclear program for six months. can we at least give that a shot? and of course, we're going to have to allow the sanctions to be lifted, some of them. it is the first time in a decade that iran's nuclear program has been halted. is that positive? i think so. it's also the highest level of contact in 30 years between the united states and iran. president obama gave a rare saturday night press conference to announce the deal. >> for the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the iranian nuclear program. and keep key parts of the program will be rolled back. these are substantial limitations which will help prevent iran from black a nuclear weapon. simply put, they cut off iran's most likely paths to a bomb. meanwhile, this first step will create time and space over the next six months for more negotia
of social media. -- years of social media. paulpublican senator rand speaking about u.s. foreign policy. the kentucky senator is considered by some as they potential 2016 residential candidate. he spoke for about a half an hour at the citadel. this is part of c-span's road to the white house 2016 coverage. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you, thank you. i understand you guys have a big game on saturday. who is going to win? all right, all right. i'm glad to see there is no debate on that. it is an honor to be with you today at the citadel. i want to thank general rosa for inviting me and having me at the citadel. i went to knowledge the chairman of the board and cadet colonel colin hicks, resident -- regimental commander. on a more serious note, some of you may one day be called to defend your country. if you choose to serve, you will do it willingly, as a volunteer. our military is second to none, and our excellence stems from having professionals who serve voluntarily. since 1843, cadets like yourselves have been coming from the citadel and answering your nation's
of foreign policy and the diplomatic one, was described to me at the time we went to demilitarize foreign-policy and you have a forward leaning point of view has received wes chuck hegel was seen as a of a different view. is this assessment at all accurate? and second what has happened in the ensuing months in terms of where they have gone on policies from iran to afghanistan discussing, does that reflect this far more diplomatic and less military approach? >> i don't have bought window into the president's decision soon but making. your explanation does not ring true to my years. i think chuck hegel has been a close associate of president obama since their time in the senate. he serves on the president's intelligence advisory board. there was a lot of discussion in the first term about finding a place for chuck a goal in the president's cabinet and i think that discussion was naturally renewed when there was an opportunity to bring new people into the cabinet in the second term. the president's friendship and respect for chuck hegel drove the decision more than anything else at least i am not a
of country they ought to have and what kind of foreign policy they ought to have and what kind of attitude towards the outside world and that is an unsettled argument it seems to me inside of china so that is point number one. type number two since the united states does care little bit how that argument comes out the question then for the united states is if you care how it comes out what are the policies most likely to produce a victory for the side you would find sympathetic? that seems to me to be an approach that says we want to welcome china into sharing global responsibilities, not containing or excluding them from global responsibilities. this has been the view now that i and condoleezza rice and others have articulated now for some time. therefore the argument is by giving them the chance to participate in global responsibility, by giving them a sense of being stakeholders you don't ensure that china will not become something dangerous and you have to do something that had gigantic danger but you reduce the likelihood of that outcome and promote the likelihood and the factions tha
't think before. many in washington do things in foreign policy to accomplish short-term goals but ultimately hurt our national interest and our allies. as we continue to aid and arm this product regimes -- despotic, we are aiding rebels in syria. according to a recent poll, 70% of americans are against arming islamic rebels in syria, yet the administration continues to arm these islamic rebels. this is unacceptable. the assad regime is no friend of ours, no friend of freedom, but it doesn't mean the enemy of our enemy is always our friend. there are many rebel groups in syria, including extremist groups such as al qaeda. they are eager to send weapons they want not fall into the arms of the enemy. does anybody believe that? we have trouble telling friends from foe in afghanistan. 100 of your fellow soldiers have died from friendly fire, from people we can figure out whether they are friend or foe in afghanistan. you think we will be able to figure out the difference in syria? it is 1000 fold more competition. even our joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey, says it is becoming i
-- foreign policy is a men's game. i know from what i know of your programming that, like with susan koman, you were reaching out to all kinds of audiences, as the united states thinks , and wegaging broadly know that women play roles in takeses, determining who place in boycotts, how should we think about engaging women as the stink complement its best women's toistinct, foreign policy? >> you have to engage women on both levels as professionals, foreign policies -- they fit those opinion leader positions because while there might be fewer, they are out there who have an impact. watch lebanese tv is to see all those announcers and reporters who are women and realize that nbc has broadcast broadly in the mideast and they are certainly -- you're going to engage -- >> because so many of the presenters are so attractive. >> whatever it takes. they are presenting news and points of view, and you want to work with them on those very serious hard-core political issues. but i think dan in looking at how you engage a larger grouping, you have to find what is important to them, and make sure the th
foreign policy. we would of course like to see such changes, particularly in relation to syria. we, with other countries, have worked hard to assemble the geneva 2 peace conference and in the past two hours, the date of the conference has been announced, and it will take place on 22 january. i urge iran to play a constructive and helpful role in the peace process. >> following on from the excellent question by my right honorable friend the member for mid sussex -- nicholas soames -- on verification and inspection, does the foreign secretary agree that the iaea will need more resources to ensure that the interim agreement is fulfilled? >> the iaea will need to devote more resources to this from within its budget. on page two of the agreement, there is a long list of additional things it will be expected to do, including agreement on the safeguards approach from the reactor in iraq, daily inspector access for various purposes, managed access to centrifuge assembly workshops and so on. the iaea has applied itself extremely well in trying to deal with iran's nuclear program in recent y
. >> alex, a lot of people thought foreign policy would be his big' weakness but he's had a number of foreign policy achievements. the death of bin laden, the agreement to destroy chemical weapon stockpiles, the end of the war in afghanistan. if you add a nonnuclear iran to the mix, could these have the net impact of overshadowing his domestic agenda or at least in the short term could he pick up some political capital that could help him with his presidential agenda. >> it's still a big if depending on how this works out. this is really a fulfillment of the obama foreign policy as much as there is one going way back to november of 2007 when he laid out with plan with iran that he favored aggressive personal diplomacy as opposed to john mccain who favored a much more confrontational approach. so this is finally kind of long overdue but he's finally coming around and making good on that. we're seeing the same kind of approach with syria. you add it all up and regardless of what happens with obama care and the domestic agenda, it's shaping up to be a strong foreign policy agenda. it'
politically but in foreign policy can kill you. more important on foreign policy. to see ken mccarthy say he would hope the politics didn't get involved. senator from texas on the republican side said his first reaction on twitter was, it's amazing what the administration will do to deflect from obamacare which gives you some sense of the super charged nature of this feeding in to the original domestic debate over the president's health care plan. the approval rating is low and on the question of question there's been a case in the past where president's approval rating has gone very low like during 2011 debt ceiling debate they still trusted him. that's not the case here. in our poll last september, now only 49% of the country say they trust him. that makes everything harder for him. the big date to watch of course he's got one more week to deliver on this promise health care website will work. that's important not only they need to get people out there and signed up but also another promise and another test of his credibility. white house says it's going to be working as promised in a week
for the applause ability and what it says about foreign policy. i will leave it to others to make that assessment. healthcare.gov will be fixed by the deadline the administration made itself this saturday. >> they knew it would fell and they rolled forward. supposed to be fixed in less than a week from now but they know it will not happen. not everyone is so down on healthcare.gov. >> access to observe care is a failure at this time and it needs to be fixed. >> the president policy focus today will be immigration at an event in san francisco. >> peter doocy joining us live. flush flurn >> the obama administration is now accused of turning its back on an american pastor while making a new deal with iran. saeed abadini sits in a prison because of his christian faith. he has been there for more than a year. they urge john kerry to secure his reliease before economic sanctions. officials admit it never came up the pastor is serving an 8 year sentence. >> former governor sarah palin speaking out about comments about host martin bashir. after they announced the national debt to slavery he said he shoul
foreign policy. this is not about geopolitics. this is about mechanism of survival for president. nineteen fourteen gem and tiles line the michael has an agenda candidates to reconsider and to rush it so you become what she told the relics of the cold war on wednesday ukrainian president said he still intends on reaching an agreement sweep the before his time and in twenty fifteen. he said the country needs drizzle issues with its relationship with moscow to pull any deal to me for it ukraine relies heavily on russia for gas as well as numerous other secrets of trade ties. today during our former prime minister said of ellis county has been kicked out of parliament billion and media mogul was expelled for tax fraud conviction that the discovery says that humiliating vote will not be the last act of his tumultuous korea are. he's already found to fight on saying he is not going to retire to some pundits are from course on scene that has marred reaction from the italian press today still it is that they got us here in the city across the board in all the papers just to give you a sample of s
with administration, i don't want to understate how atrocious i think that period was in american foreign policy. it really was like murder incorporated. the destruction of iraq, the creation of the cia black sites, the idea that the geneva convention was -- [inaudible] the abu ghraib torture, using guantanamo, you could go on and on in characterizing it. so i don't want to get into a thing about is obama worse than bush. i covered those wars, i know what happened. under president obama i think what we have is someone who has sort of rebranded some of the more egregious aspects of the bush-cheney counterterror apparatus and i think has convinced himself that they're waging a smarter war. so they're relying on the drones much more than the bush administration did, using small team of coovert operators to conduct either kill or capture, and because guantanamo remains open despite the president's pledge to close it during his anytime office, i think that the obama administration doesn't want to capture too many people. so the kill-capture program has generally become a kill program. and so at the e
businesses can use limitous objection to health care. now a discussion on the middle east foreign policy in the second administration. a number of speakers including former ambassador dennis ross. who is incredibly distinguished public service career, stretching back to the jimmy carter administration. he is the author of multiple books on the middle east. he has had senior policy roles on the middle east in the obama administration, clinical advisor athillary rodham clinton, the capitol institute for near east policy. to his immediate left is robert kaplan who is about to publish his 15th book. one of the most distinguished journalists in the country. his books are on every subject imaginable from the indian ocean to the afghan mujahedin to the book on the south china sea, gold standards in their subject areas. and very shorter, president and ceo of the new america foundation, director of policy planning at the woodrow wilson school. on my left, thomas donnelly runs the defense studies program at aei, the author of multiple books, one of the countries leading experts on defense policy,
captioning institute] span, ang up on c- examination of the deal reached with iran. a look at foreign-policy facing the u.s. followed by a discussion on digital technology on journalism. >> coming up on the next "washington journal comecon aviation -- washington journal, the impact of holiday tribal. amtrak ridership going into the holiday and the expansion of passenger rail. ageguest is from railway magazine. later, yahoo motors giving enough date and the state of the repayment from the 2000 8-2000 nine auto bailout. live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> president obama will pardon the turkey tomorrow morning at the white house live at c-span on 1:00 p.m. eastern. >> this is the rose garden and a very special place in particular because mrs. nexen was instrumental for designing. she had an affinity for roses. she was instrumental in opening up the white house for garden tours in the spring, a tradition that continues to this day. this was developed in 1972 by a .rench designer it is the only rows that will continually grow what the white rose.-- it is the only there were onl
the possibility of immigration, advancing health care, gains in the foreign policy, draw down on afghanistan. virtually little of that if any has happened. the administration has been beset by scandals, set backs, misadministration of health care and healthercare.gov. what we've seen for the past couple of months is the administration jumping from crisis to crisis. the administration will focus on these budget talks in mid-december. make a push for more economic growth, less austerity. he has an ability to make moves. on the policy front he's limited. >> donny deutsch, we talk about the republican brand it's been battered. but it's more disperse. the president's numbers have collapsed. they are as low as bush's was after katrina. what in the world does he do 0 to turn it around not just this year but moving forward. >> his personal numbers have dropped. >> why is that? >> american people feel they were misled. they will put up with a lot. they won't be told there's weapons of mass destruction and they are not. they won't be told you can keep their insurance and they can't. >> was that the w
, but how does he stack up to clinton when it comes to foreign policy successes? he took her job as secretary of state, but he still praises her. >> one of the country's remarkable secretaries of state. >> i john f. kerry. >> john kerry has been america's top diplomat for only ten months, but already, he's racked up significant achievements. >> i spent a long day, long night, and i'm delighted to be here to share thoughts with you about this negotiation. >> a breakthrough interim deal with iran to halt its nuclear program. a plan with russia to force syria to give up its chemical weapons. peace talks between israelis and palestinians that seemed to be on track. in her four years as secretary of state, hillary clinton covered nearly a million miles in the air. her key issue, women's rights. >> an afghanistan that is stable and secure and peaceful is in everyone's interest, particularly women and children. but it can't come at the cost of women and women's lives. >> she scored some foreign policy successes, repairing america's image around the world, prevetting a wider war in the m
of the council on foreign relations and author of "foreign policy begins at home: the case for putting america's house in order" richard haass. he also has the lead piece today on iran. and you agree with dad. >> that's one way to put it. >> oh, no. that was yesterday? >> no. recently. >> okay. and in washington -- >> dad mixes it up every day. >> in washington, nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of "andrea mitchell reports," andrea mitchell. perfect day to have you on, andrea. thank you very much. >> a lot to talk about today. let's go through the checklist. >> iran. >> the patriots, man. what was that, mike barnicle. >> instant classic. >> they're down 24-0 at halftime. >> 24-0 at half. they come out, take the ball, score three straight times. they go into overtime. patriots win the coin toss in overtime and do not take the ball. >> willie, have you ever heard that happening in nfl game? >> no. the rules are a little different now. if the first team scores a field goal it's not sudden death. still you're risking them scoring a touchdown and beating you. it's incredible. >> it r
policy the failure of and put it on foreign policy so its poll numbers will go up. >> doug? >> angela, let me just say this, i have a lot of respect for angela. we're friends. i think that's ridiculous. the fact he'll come to some sort of agreement, a short-term agreement on nuclear weapons. >> i didn't say, doug that. i said that political strategists have. >> that's crazy. well, then you shouldn't be repeating their points. i mean, look, the reality is that this is a short-term agreement over six months, if the iranians break any aspect of it, the relief can be reimposed and i think that congress should ask questions and the administration will be out there answering those question. >> i'm repeating their points from the standpoint that the facts remain that the president's poll numbers have gone down. that international experts have said -- >> what does that have to do with anything, angela? should we just not do anything from a foreign policy standpoint? >> i'm not saying we shouldn't do anything on foreign policy. let me finish, please. even the former ambassador to israel said t
they say is a bad one for israel. he has that problem. then he has the foreign policy problem of israel saying you cut a bad deal, and saudi arabia and the united arab emirates also saying, not good enough. >> and, susan, when we look at this next period, we know it does shorten for a president in his second term, he can still make breakthroughs on foreign policy, but he's got the obvious constraints of senators now looking towards 2014 and feeling very undercut and very threatened, democratic senators. >> and on the foreign policy front, a big breakthrough with iran but huge problems with our ally in afghanistan. i mean, the deal that the administration thought they had reached with hamid karzai now great uncertainty about that. what does it say that we can reach a deal with iran with whom we haven't had relations in decades and yet an ally with whom we invested so many american lives and american money weigh can't count on? >> and does he have to worry about the supreme court on obama care or will this end up baegeia narrow ruling? >> no and yes. the supreme court agreed to hear a cas
and sarah allison center for foreign-policy studies and previously served as senior research fellow for defense and homeland security. he is well-versed in cybersecurity as well as defense for civil authority serving for three decades in army special forces and he continued at the pentagon as deputy secretary of american security affairs. prior to joining us here, he was a lead consultant at ibm on cyber security policy and he is an adjunct professor at george mason university and an associate professor of terrorism studies and cybersecurity at long island. please welcome me in joining dr. steve bucci. [applause] welcome todd my everyone here and coming on to c-span. i have to tell you we seldom get right on anf this event. this was planned thinking we would be commenting on the ongoing discussions. now have to comment on what apparently is a deal. treat here with the panel that we have. i will introduce them quickly so that we can get to their remarks . we will start with my colleague jim phillips.ge, he is our middle eastern analyst focused on the middle east and international ter
talked about. i should start by saying i am --ighted not only to be here the first foreign policy panel i have done in a while -- but to be here with our partners at the aei.r for the new america, in 2009, i wrote an article called "america's edge: power in the network century." was january 2009, just after president obama was elected. for all the focus on the decline of the u.s., we were still using an outdated geopolitical frame that looked at the world in terms of big states and smaller states, but above all, separate states. in fact, in a deeply interconnected network world, what was most important to be a global power was how connected you were to all other entities, nodes, countries, companies, groups around the world. from that perspective, the united states was the most connected power in influential ways, and if it built on that, had a much brighter future than anyone was projecting. the firstnow analyze four years of what the obama administration has tried to do from that frame and then look at five challenges from that frame, if you think about the problem as being in a deeply
hillary clinton. but hillary's relevant foreign policy record to the extent she runs for president will be her record as secretary of state. it will essentially be the obama record on foreign policy. so to the extent that obama has moved toward a lighter and less invasive form of the war on terror that involves fewer deaths and fewer boots on the ground, that's going to be the legacy she is going to run on. and it's hard to run on the left, because you really have to run against president obama to the left and i think that's going to be a very difficult thing to do in a democratic primary. >> and john, you know, that's an excellent point that josh makes. she will be running on the obama foreign policy, not interventions, not huge -- or igor, sorry. not invasions on other countries. it's about diplomacy. does hillary get the full benefit, given the iran deal happened after she left state? >> i think she does. she was part of the announcing the sanctions in 2011. even with then her record of secretary of state, you have pieces that translate very well to our domestic audience. her fi
. >> rose: there's also this notion-- and you write eloquently about foreign policy, too-- and we have had come up three things in play mainly in the middle east-- and we can leave china out of this conversation because of where that relationship is-- but-- and there's a society that's also trying to deal with some reform as well in part for corruption reasons and in part for other reasons. but look at palestinian-israeli negotiations set in motion by john kerry. look at iran negotiations which may very well have some interim agreement, and what you think about that. and then look at syria, where you now have the united states and russia trying to create a system in which they get the chemical weapons out of syria and figure out some system for a negotiated arrangement for the future of syria. how do you analyze this president in those significant areins? >> the israeli-palestinnian negotiations are a fraud. they're going nowhere. er understands it. and i guarantee you there will be no issues from this. the negotiations with iran, i think, are terribly flawed, and if the interim agreement
two major foreign policy initiatives that he is pursuing. on iran, the landmark six-month deal is just the first step toward a comprehensive plan for that country's nuclear program. it will be a difficult process, especially with the gop making matters worse by attacking the deal and threatening new sanctions. in afghanistan, negotiations over a long-term security deal are coming down to the wire as hamid karzai's resistance forces the white house to consider it's something it did not necessarily expect, the zero option, which would mean leaving zero u.s. troops in afghanistan. joining me now to success victoria di francesca soto, and nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker. thanks to you both for joining me. >> thanks, karen. >> kristen, i know we don't know a lot what the president's speech on the economy will be. i assume this will be to economy, domestic issues, jobs, particularly as we lead into what may be an ugly budget showdown. >> absolutely i anticipate he will map out his budget priorities, as you point out, karen. we are heading into what will likely be an ugly bu
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